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    Accidental Discharge Kills Officer During Training

    Accidental Discharge Kills Officer During Training
    ST. JOSEPH, MO - A St. Joseph policeman was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon while on a break from a training session, the Police Department said. Officer Dan De Kraai, 35, was hit in the back after another officer’s handgun discharged about 2 p.m. at a closed school that was the site of the training session, according to a written statement from ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -43
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    22-Year Veteran Officer Killed During Traffic Stop

    22-Year Veteran Officer Killed During Traffic Stop
    ENFIELD, CT (AP)- A 22-year veteran of the Connecticut State Police has been killed in a serious crash on I-91 in Enfield. It happened just after 4 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the highway by exit 48. Trooper Kenneth Hall had just pulled a commercial vehicle over and was sitting in his cruiser when he was struck by a pickup ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -60
  • -63

    Deputy Killed After Falling from Bridge

    Deputy Killed After Falling from Bridge
    SEVIER COUNTY, UT - A Sevier County sheriff's deputy was killed when an out-of-control SUV slid into an accident scene he was investigating on central Utah's Interstate 70 late Thursday. Sgt. Franco Aguilar had arrived at the scene of an earlier accident on the Fish Creek Bridge where a Toyota Camry slid on the snowy highway and crashed into a concrete ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -63
  • -79

    MD Trooper Ambushed, Slain While Talking on Phone

    MD Trooper Ambushed, Slain While Talking on Phone
    FORESTVILLE, Md. — Police were searching for a man who shot and killed an off-duty Maryland state trooper working security at a Prince George's County restaurant early Friday. Trooper Wesley Brown, 24, escorted a disorderly customer from an Applebee's on Thursday evening and when he left the restaurant around 12:40 a.m. Friday, State Police Superintendent Col. Terrence Sheridan said that customer ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated -79
  • -36

    Kalamazoo Officer Fatally Shot By Suspect In Line of Duty

    Kalamazoo Officer Fatally Shot By Suspect In Line of Duty
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A man fleeing a gunfight with one police officer confronted another and fatally shot him in a southwestern Michigan city alley, police said Tuesday. The gunman then turned the gun on himself. Officer Eric Zapata, a 10-year veteran of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, was shot in the head and chest late Monday night, Chief Jeff Hadley ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -36
  • -50

    Officer Takes Own Life At Police HQ

    Officer Takes Own Life At Police HQ
    GROTON, CT - The doors to the City of Groton Police Department were draped in black bunting after a veteran officer was found dead in his office Monday. "The officer found dead in the police department at about 8:30 this morning was Lt. Thomas Forbes," police Chief Bruno Giulini said late Monday afternoon in a somber and succinct press conference, accompanied ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -50
  • -32

    Update: PA Conservation Officer Slain During Traffic Stop

    Update: PA Conservation Officer Slain During Traffic Stop
    Official Press Release from the Pennsylvania Game Commission: HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) David L. Grove was shot and killed in the line of duty while on patrol around 10:30 p.m., on Nov. 11, along Shrivers Road in Freedom Township, Adams County. Grove, age 31, of Fairfield, Adams County, was investigating reports ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -32
  • -63

    Toronto Officer Killed After Stolen Snow Plow Pursuit

    Toronto Officer Killed After Stolen Snow Plow Pursuit
    TORONTO - A Toronto Police officer, struck by a stolen snow plow Wednesday morning, has died of his injuries, a source has told the Toronto Sun. Sgt. Ryan Russell, 35, was pronounced dead at St. Michael's Hospital hours after being hit by the plow. Russell, an 11-year veteran of the force, leaves behind a wife and young son, Chief Bill Blair ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -63
  • -41

    Details Emerge In Explosion That Took SWAT Officer's Life

    Details Emerge In Explosion That Took SWAT Officer's Life
    CHARLOTTE, NC - A SWAT officer has died after he was checking a stun grenade in his home when it went off. Officer Fred Thornton was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery but doctors were unable to save him. The 50-year-old veteran, who was the longest serving SWAT officer on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg force in North Carolina and had previously helped in ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -41
  • -53

    Ottawa Officer Killed in Stabbing Outside Hospital

    Ottawa Officer Killed in Stabbing Outside Hospital
    Update: The slain officer has been identified as Constable Eric Czapnik, 51. OTTAWA — A former Mountie with a troubled past is in custody after an Ottawa police officer was ambushed and stabbed to death outside a hospital in the cold, dark hours of Tuesday morning. A lawyer for Kevin Gregson, 43, says his client is expected to appear in an ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -53
  • -24

    Judge Denied Plea to Commit Man Who Fatally Shot Cop

    Judge Denied Plea to Commit Man Who Fatally Shot Cop
    Sigourney, Ia. - Relatives tried in March to have committed the man who this week shot and killed a Keokuk County sheriff's deputy, but a judge turned down the request. Jeffrey Alan Krier, 53, struggled for three decades with mental illness, his family said in a statement released Tuesday. "Jeff was a loving brother who struggled with mental illness for the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -24
  • -88

    Judge Tosses Case Against Driver In FL Officer Deaths

    Judge Tosses Case Against Driver In FL Officer Deaths
    TAMPA - A judge has dismissed the federal case against Cortnee Brantley, who authorities say was the driver during a traffic stop that left two Tampa police officers dead. Brantley, 22, was charged with failing to report a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. She had been free on bail. Police say Brantley was driving the 1994 Toyota Camry ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -88
  • -32

    Va. Trooper Dies in Dive Training Accident

    Va. Trooper Dies in Dive Training Accident
    RICHMOND, VA - A Virginia state police trooper died Tuesday after making a training dive in Lake Anna, the state police said. Trooper Mark D. Barrett, 41, was part of a team making deep-water dives in the lake, which is about 70 miles southwest of Washington, the state police said. As Barrett and a second trooper were ascending after a dive, ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -32
  • -54

    San Antonio Officer Killed In Wrong-Way Wreck

    San Antonio Officer Killed In Wrong-Way Wreck
    SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio police say an officer and a suspected drunken driver have been killed in a wrong-way accident on Interstate 35. Police say 27-year-old Officer Stephanie Brown was in her patrol car and responding to a call early Tuesday when the head-on collision happened. Brown died at a San Antonio hospital. The name of the man driving the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -54
  • -86

    Widow of Slain Tampa Officer Delivers Stillborn Baby Girl

    Widow of Slain Tampa Officer Delivers Stillborn Baby Girl
    JULY 21 | TAMPA, FL - Sara Kocab was nine months pregnant when her husband, Jeffrey Kocab was murdered on June 29, 2010. Sarah went into labor today and delivered the couple’s first child: a stillborn baby girl named Lilly Nicole. The Tampa police department released a statement today on behalf of Sara Kocab. It reads as follows, “Sara Kocab and ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated -86
  • -63

    NY Trooper Hit and Killed While Issuing Ticket

    NY Trooper Hit and Killed While Issuing Ticket
    TONAWANDA, N.Y. — A trooper who was writing a speeding ticket on an interstate highway was struck and killed Saturday by a passing motorist, state police said. Trooper Kevin Dobson, 43, was pronounced dead at a hospital soon after the 7:30 a.m. accident on Interstate 290 in Tonawanda, near Buffalo, said Deputy State Police Superintendent Thomas Fazio. The 71-year-old driver of ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -63
  • -56

    Border Patrol Agent Killed in Southern Arizona

    Border Patrol Agent Killed in Southern Arizona
    ARIZONA - The U.S. Border Patrol has confirmed that one of its agents has been killed in Southern Arizona. Border Patrol spokesman Eric Cantu confirmed the agent's death but had very few details to release Wednesday morning. The agent has been identified as Brian Terry, according to KVOA.com. At least four suspects are in custody, while another one is still being ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -56
  • -64

    Washington Deputy Wounded In Ambush Dies

    Washington Deputy Wounded In Ambush Dies
    SEATTLE — One of the Pierce County sheriff's officers shot in an ambush by a drunken man has died after being taken off life support, a sheriff's spokesman said Monday evening. Deputy Kent Mundell suffered life-threatening injuries and had been hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle since the shooting a week ago. He died at 5:04 p.m. with his family ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -64
  • -54

    US Marshal Succumbs To Wounds Sustained in Standoff

    US Marshal Succumbs To Wounds Sustained in Standoff
    ST. LOUIS - A U.S. lawman was killed along with the shooter Tuesday when a wild gunfight erupted as federal marshals tried to serve an arrest warrant at a St. Louis home, authorities said. Two federal marshals were shot along with a local cop, who was saved by his bullet-proof vest in the gunbattle with a man holed up in the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -54
  • -69

    Body of Missing Deputy Found Four Days After Disappearance

    Body of Missing Deputy Found Four Days After Disappearance
    CONVERSE COUNTY, WY - The body of a Wyoming deputy who jumped in the North Platte River to assist a distressed girl was discovered Sunday. It was the fourth day of searching for 29-year-old Bryan P. Gross, of the Converse County sheriff's office, who was hailed as a hero for attempting to save a teenage girl who appeared to be struggling ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated -69
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